Kevin Maggliardi and his older sister, Addison, came home from school for the day. Kevin was a sophomore, and Addison was a senior. They went to high school in Cranston, Rhode Island. Kevin had been struggling with cold and flu symptoms but ultimately decided to suck it up and go to school.
When Kevin walked through the front door of their house, he felt a sharp burning sensation and nausea in his stomach. Before, he knew it, he was kneeling on the floor, throwing up on their rug just inside the house.
His parents rushed toward him and gave him a trash bin to throw up in. Kevin was so embarrassed. His face was flushed, his heart was pounding so hard that he felt like it could burst inside his chest, and he had the worst nausea that he remenbered having.
He sat upright with his back against the door, and his arms over the trash bin. If he made any sudden movements, he would probably get sick again. His dad picked him up and carried him to the couch, so he could rest. Kevin knew he couldn’t go to school the next day. He had a fever of 102.
Kevin Maggliardi went to his parents’ house in Cranston, Rhode Island for the weekend. This was the first time in a few months that he has been home, and he also wanted to spend some time with us second cousin, Rosie. His girlfriend, Shanti Lee, was also in Rhode Island, but she was visiting her family right now.
It was around 3 pm, and Kevin was watching some TV since he was really tired after a grueling week of work, tennis, and soccer. His cousin and her family came over for the afternoon, and Rosie was on his chest. Kevin fell asleep with Rosie wrapped in his arms.
He was sleeping on his left side, with Rosie’s left arm wrapped around his right side. Her right arm was nestled under his left arm.
Kevin’s cousin walked over to them and saw them napping together. She could even hear Rosie snoring softly. His cousin shook him gently until he slowly woke up.
He had slept for over an hour with Rosie in his arms. It took him a while to wake up, but Rosie was still asleep. Kevin moved over on his back, and Rosie was nestled under his left arm.
Levi Cranston and Kevin Maggliardi had just finished a run along the Charles River in Boston. They sat along the river to catch their breath and regain their composures.
“Did I tell you the story about when my friends and I did the energy drink challenge?” Kevin asked his friend.
“Yeah, I think so. Don’t remember offhand,” Levi replied.
“It was literally the stupidest thing we could’ve done.”
“Remind me what happened?”
“It was really more of a science project,” Kevin said. “We wanted to see the difference in our heart rate before and after we had energy drinks.”
“Yeah, that sounds like something my friends would have done as well,” Levi remarked.
“Can’t speak for Jing, Wong, or David, but after I drank a can and a half of the stuff, my heart was pounding, and it took me a while to fall asleep.”
“When Jack, David, Asad, and I were in high school, we ran down the alleys in downtown Valpo. I didn’t tell my mom what she did. When she found out from another parent, she was super pissed.”
“I did some crazy stuff with a few friends in high school as well, but nothing like that.”
Kevin Maggliardi and his girlfriend, Shanti Lee, were in Cranston, Rhode Island for the weekend. Kevin’s cousin needed help assembling a stethoscope for her job. She is a Nurse Practitioner. He was a little cold, so he kept his leather jacket on. He was wearing a green sweater underneath.
Kevin spent no more than ten minutes putting the stethoscope together. Once he was finished assembling it, he put the earpieces in and tapped the chest piece with his finger. He then lifted his sweater and placed the bell on the center of his chest, closed his eyes, and concentrated on his heartbeat. A minute later, he moved the bell over his left nipple and just concentrated. This was really important to him, since he was held at gunpoint that previous October.
Kevin kept the bell against his chest, but he wanted Shanti to listen. She gently took the earpieces out of his ears and put them in hers. When she started listening, she giggled very loudly. His belly button was also exposed, and she thought that was also cute.
“Are you nervous? Does your chest hurt? It sounds so deep. It’s so cute,” Shanti remarked.
“This is me when I’m with you,” Kevin replied quietly, following a very heavy sigh.
“Awwww, you’re so cute.”
“My heart is beating very fast.”
“Yes, it is. It’s so strong and sexy beating inside you.”
“Do you remember that one time a couple years ago when I was really sick?” Kevin Maggliardi asked his roommate, Jing Hao. They were playing video games in their Cambridge, MA apartment.
“Yes, I do. Very interesting situation,” Jing replied.
“I was so out of it, I couldn’t work for three days. So I went back to my parents’ for that time so I could recover. It was just a really bad cold, but that was the worst I think I ever felt with just that.”
“Didn’t you like sleep for a day straight?”
“I slept for 16 hrs. Like I fell asleep at around 10 that night, according to my dad. Then I woke up at like 2 that following afternoon. And I felt so gross when I woke up, I sweat through my t-shirt and my hoodie. I remember my armpits smelled so bad that I was afraid to raise my arms,” Kevin remarked.
“That I don’t remember,” Jing said.
“It was my cat, Tuba, that woke me up. But I probably could’ve slept through the whole day.”
“I think a similar situation actually happened to me right before college actually. What brought this up?”
“David mentioned something.”
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